6 December 2007
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION
TEN COPTIC TEXTILE FRAGMENTS
CIRCA 4TH-7TH CENTURY A.D.
All polychrome, eight of linen and wool, including a rectangular fragment with stylized animals and human figures; a square panel preserving the upper portions of a figure amidst flowers; a small rectangular panel with a bird and a bowl of fruit; a rectangular panel formed of birds and large vessels adorned with birds, patched together on ancient linen, buds in the field; one with a rider and a standing figure; a rectangular geometric panel with interlocking lozenges; a rectangular panel with rosettes, buds, and a floral border; a broad weave panel preserving the upper portions of two facing peacocks; and two silk fragments, possibly Sasanian, one a foliate roundel, one a rectangular panel with elaborate geometric patterns
First: 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) wide (10)
Acquired prior to 1980.
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